Christmas Jobs Bromley

Christmas Jobs Bromley 2017

We feature some help and resources connected with temporary and seasonal work in the London Borough of Bromley on this page. We have been running Xmas vacancy information for nearly a decade. We highlight some of the opportunities available, supporting this with general advice and links to relevant resources. We also like to add some value by sharing our own research and user experience of specific Christmas employment opportunities. If you have some first hand knowledge, either good and bad, we are happy to receive submissions for inclusion on this, our Christmas jobs Bromley page.

This link if you want the main Bromley jobs page. The general advice for seasonal work is to do some research and apply early. The jobs offering the best pay and conditions will be the first to go and the better prepared you are, the greater your chances will be. Don’t underestimate the competition. Despite the falling unemployment rates at the time of writing good Christmas jobs get cherry picked by the best applicants that are well prepared.

Christmas Jobs Bromley

We have been publishing Kent based Xmas vacancies for more years than I care to remember, and there will be some useful information there for local job seekers. The purpose of this feature is to list twenty to thirty of the largest employers of seasonal staff in Bromley, Beckenham, Orpington, Penge and the surrounding area. The recruitment of Christmas staff begins in September, gathers pace in October, peaking in the first week of November. It gradually starts to decline in mid-December although there are some vacancies for staff over the Christmas New Year period, the January sales lead to increased retail activity but most of the vacancies will be filled by staff working in the run up to Christmas.

Finding a Christmas Job Bromley

Some SME employers need extra help at Christmas but may not have formal recruitment structures in place, many businesses still put signs in their window advertising vacancies. Delivering CV’s by hand to potential employers can still be a useful way of getting an interview.

Jobcentre plus always features a large number of seasonal jobs, it’s always worth checking them out. Temporary Christmas work can be a useful way to get some experience with an employer as a basis to land a full time job in the new year. If you’re already in work and are looking for a part time Christmas job in additions to your regular employment, there are opportunities for reduced, bank and flexible hour contracts. Amongst the employers seeking temporary or seasonal staff during 2017 are likely to be:

  • Argos is an established and an easily recognizable high street retailer with a very particular business model known to most people. Most large towns have at least one store. Hundreds of extra staff are recruited in the Christmas season.
  • Asda is just one of the supermarket chains that recruits significant numbers of staff at Christmas. There is some basic training and contracts of about eight months duration are offered. Casual staff can be invited back year after year and may also get the chance for a full time permanent role. It is pretty good and reliable Christmas work.
  • Bromley Healthcare – Some community health services in the Bromley area have been provided by Bromley Healthcare since April 2011. The care sector is a big recruiter of temporary and casual staff 12 months a year. There are often opportunities to cover staff holidays in the Christmas season, but you’ll need to be recruited and trained before December. Ideally apply at the start of October to be sure of being in post by December.
  • Debenhams –  Nationally the retailer usually recruits several thousand Christmas people to cover the extra Christmas shopping and January sales workload. You’ll need to get started on your application as soon as possible as their recruitment starts during August. They have vacancies for full time, part time and flexi hour contracts.
  • Gumtree offers a comprehensive temporary Christmas job section, job details start to appear in significant numbers. You can search the service for seasonal vacancies in the London Borough of Bromley or any geographic area with the use of keywords.
  • Iceland – Between two and a half and three and a half thousand employees are typically recruited each Christmas, a significant number for branches in the South East.
  • KFC – Both full time and part time workers are recruited at Christmas. The business has developed communications and recruitment channels so most of the information you’ll need is available online. Do a little research before you apply, it will make a big difference to your chances of success.
Christmas jobs Bromley 2017

Literally thousands of Christmas jobs Bromley

  • Matalan – Temporary retail work in most stores is available, in common with the whole retail sector their workload goes through the roof in December and January.
  • Morrisons – Seasonal jobs are usually available, watch the website and make a good quality application as soon as Christmas jobs are advertised.
  • Next – If you need some extra cash at and have interested in fashion? The Bromley Next store usually take on seasonal staff in November and December.
  • O2 -Extra staff are normally recruited at peak times, experience in telecoms phone or technology sales can only help your chances, check out the excellent recruitment website from October onwards.
  • Pizza Express – One of the most successful of the UK Pizza restaurant chains, the menu goes far beyond just the basic Italian favourites. They usually have a number of seasonal vacancies typically for waiting staff and chefs. The website holds lots of useful recruitment details as well as the current permanent and temporary vacancies.
  • Post Office – One of the biggest retailers in Europe, they do use short term contract staff over the winter months, check out their recruitment portal for details of 2013 vacancies..
  • Royal Mail are one of the largest recruiters of temporary seasonal staff in the UK, you can usually find jobs anywhere there is a sorting office. Postmen and post women vacancies are also plentiful at Christmas time. The number of letters delivered doubles during December. There is usually an online recruitment test before you will be interviewed. Do a little research before you take the test!
  • Sainsburys – This retail chain is expected to have over 14,000 Christmas jobs in 2017. Most jobs are in-store but some opportunities are i distribution centres. Watch the recruitment website carefully and apply as soon as you see a n opportunity you would like to apply for.
  • Starbucks – Start checking their recruitment portal from October onwards. A successful short term appointment would make a significant impact on your chances of securing a permanent jobs. This is a firm able to offer employment opportunities from apprenticeship through to middle and senior management roles.
  • Tesco – If you are considering Christmas jobs Bromley with Tesco you should start checking the recruitment website from the start of October onwards. Most large branches will offer temporary short term contracts in several different retail areas.
  • Toysrus – If you have a branch near you they will almost certainly be increasing staff numbers in the run up to Christmas, it is after all their busiest time of year. Across they UK you can expect to see around 3,100 temporary vacancies to be filled.
  • Wetherspoon – Pubs and clubs are traditionally busiest in December and January, Weatherspoons is no exception. Most vacancies are in customer facing roles.

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Lidl Jobs in Dover

Lidl Jobs Dover, Honeywood Parkway in Whitfield

This is the Lidl jobs Dover page, follow this link for more current Kent jobs. Lidl has just started to advertise job vacancies for their new Honeywood Parkway store in Whitfield. Right now they are seeking to fill a number of positions including customer service and cleaning roles, contracts are for both full-time and part-time positions and rates of pay start from £8.45 per hour.

Lidl Jobs – What They Look For & Offer

As much as any other factor Lidl emphasise a ‘can do’ attitude. Naturally enough they prize good customer service but they have a reputation as a target driven organisation. This translates to a requirement for flexible and dynamic approach to work. Retail experience isn’t normally a prerequisite for customer facing roles at Lidl however a commitment to hard work is. Typically customer assistant roles are engaged with much of the day to day operations in the store such and unpacking handling stock, till work, general cleaning and tidying.

Current rates of pay (at the time of writing) are from £8.45 to £9.79 per hour, 30 days holiday a year pro rata including bank holidays. There is a staff contributory pension scheme and a 10% staff discount applicable to all UK stores. Lidl have a good reputation for promoting from within, so staff with the necessary skills and experience can expect opportunities for advancement in due course.

About Lidl

Originally formed between the wars Lidl has been operating in the UK since the 1990’s. their UK operations comprises around 650 stores which between them employ 20,000 people. Accolades won by Lidl include the 2016 Good Housekeeping Best Supermarket award. Lidl is one of Europe’s biggest retailers with over 220,000.

You can apply for these and all Lidl jobs direct on their recruitment website. Their job pages have an interactive search engine and vacancies across the company can be accessed. Details correct at the time of publication for information purposes, please see our disclaimer. across Europe.

Christmas Jobs Kent 2017

Part Time And Full Time Christmas Jobs Kent 2017

Welcome to the Christmas jobs Kent 2017 page. The goal of this feature is to provide help and links to relevant resources for job seekers looking for temporary seasonal jobs. It is nearly fifteen years since we first published seasonal job pages, the aim then was similar to the one we have today, quite simply to highlight Christmas jobs in Kent and the surrounding areas. There are literally hundreds of potential Christmas employers around, it’s beyond the scope of this page to feature them all. We aim to highlight the largest seasonal recruiters in the area and provide some general guidance to get you started.

Our Christmas jobs Kent 2017 feature is on this page, follow this link for our main local employment resources, it holds links to hundreds of organisations and thousands of vacancies. Follow these links for Christmas jobs In Medway and seasonal vacancies in Bromley and London.

One of the ways we add value to our coverage is to highlight user experience and share them with our audience so if you want to provide some feedback regarding any of the seasonal employers on this page or any other Christmas jobs you’ve had that were particularly good or bad get we would welcome your feedback.

The rush for Christmas employment 2017 will start almost as soon as the summer holidays ends. The big recruiters of casual Christmas workers start to make announcements during August and the actual recruitment begins soon afterwards.

According to the British Retail Consortium around three quarters of retail businesses expect to recruit extra staff this Christmas. This isn’t the only sector to think about in terms of temporary Christmas employment but it does suggest where most of the vacancies may occur.

Christmas Jobs Kent 2017 – Think Local!

We highlight some of the biggest recruiters of seasonal staff below, however there are many more opportunities with local independent firms in your area, many of them will be filled simply by suitable candidates who have submitted a CV in good time. If you have gone to the trouble of producing an excellent curriculum vitae make sure you don’t miss out on local employment opportunities.

Seasonal Work

We’ve published links to many of the biggest employers of temporary seasonal staff below but this list is just a start. Many small independent companies recruit extra staff during; November, December and January, not all of these vacancies are published and businesses may rely on personal networks for recruitment. Many sectors of the economy benefit from an upturn in business at this time of year the most obvious examples are retailers and entertainment and hospitality. So as well as shops , bars and restaurants you can also think a little bit out of the box, where are the secondary beneficiaries? How about taxi and delivery companies, there is going to be a greater need for warehousing and distribution capacity, clothes hire and fancy dress, restaurant staff , internal and external catering, the list is extensive. For example Amazon recruits thousands of seasonal staff in the build up to Christmas (many eventually retained on permanent contracts).

Christmas jobs Kent 2017

Literally thousands of Christmas jobs Kent 2017

The Universal Job search can be a useful starting point or you can actually visit your local Job centre, they will have a large number of local vacancies and can provide a significant amount of general information.If you’re looking for a permanent job starting at Christmas you might consider taking a temporary job to get your feet under the table. Not all Christmas jobs are 9 to 5, full time affairs, some employers may be looking for weekend staff or employees to cover extended opening hours, it really depends on the specific needs of each employer. Don’t underestimate the importance of presentation even for temporary Christmas jobs, the best vacancies will attract lots of interest from candidates. If the first stage of your application is through your own CV, online form or traditional paper application make it of the highest quality, you are competing against the applicants.

The information we include below for Christmas jobs Kent 2017 include some of the most important recruiters, this is just a small sample, if you would like to recommend other employers of temporary staff operating in Kent please get in touch:

  • In talking about Christmas jobs Kent 2017 we should mention Amazon. About 13,000 vacancies are being created, primarily at the eight fulfilment centres (Marston Gate, Doncaster, Peterborough, Rugely, Hemel Hempstead, Swansea, Glenrothes and Gourock).
  • Typically Argos have over 3,000 seasonal jobs, that translates to nearly one thousand in the South East region. In Argos like many of the other large retailers, a Christmas jobs may lead to a permanent position. Recruitment typically carried out through their own in house website which provides comprehensive recruitment help.
  • The leading supermarkets are amongst the biggest employers of seasonal (Christmas) staff. Asda is no exception they take on thousands of extra recruits every year in November and December. There is some basic training and once you successfully complete a contract you may be invited back again and again. It is also a great opportunity to gain experience ahead of an application for a full-time role. Many of Asda’s seasonal staff go on to permanent jobs and even become part of the graduate recruitment scheme.
  • One of the biggest retailers in Kent is Boots, This high street retailer of pharmacy, health and beauty products recruits extra staff every Christmas to deal with the increased workload. Most seasonal vacancies in Kent are working in store helping customers or supporting those that do. Hours will typically be retail hours but in the run up to the holiday season these can be seven days a week and many stores are likely to be open later.
  • Christmas is a great time of year to find opportunities in the hospitality sector. Compass is one of the big employers of seasonal and casual staff, At the time of our last visit there were jobs as: Stadium Staff, all grades of chefs, racecourse staff, Wembley Arena Staff, portering work, event waiting staff, bar staff, bakers and pastry chefs on the website.
  • Debenhams – There are several stores in Kent that are likely to recruit extra staff, these include the Folkestone store on the Sandgate Road, Debenhams Westwood Cross, the Canterbury store in the city centre on Guildhall Street, Elwick Road in Ashford, Chatham High Street and the stores in Gravesend, Orpington and Bromley. Jobs are likely to be filled on a first come first served basis, so make a brilliant application as soon as you can. Debenhams Christmas jobs often include part time, and flexi hour contracts.
  • Dominos Pizza – Recruits people for a range of roles, not all vacancies require previous experience: Store Manager, Assistant Manager, Customer Service Operator, Delivery Driver, Delivery Routing Supervisor, Pizza Chef and Pizza Oven Tender.
  • Christmas jobs at Gumtree. This can be a great resource for people looking for temporary work. We have reliable feedback from people that have found jobs, often at short notice. There are some common sense rules about applying for work through Gumtree, first and foremost most genuine employers will not ask for money from applicants. Take a look at the T&Cs on the websites.
  • H Samuel regularly recruit staff to work in their Kent stores which (at the time of writing)  could be found at: County Square – Ashford, Broadway Shopping Centre – Bexleyheath, Lower Rose Gallery – Bluewater, The Glades Centre – Bromley, Whitefriars Shopping Centre – Canterbury, 2-4 Military Road – Chatham, 37 Sandgate Road – Folkestone, Hempstead Valley Centre – Gillingham, Chequers Shopping Centre – Maidstone, 81 High Street – Sheerness, 45 High Street – Sittingbourne, Westwood Cross – Thanet.
  • Iceland regularly employ casual staff, we’ve had no feedback on the terms and conditions that they provide so we’d welcome your thoughts if you have experience of Iceland with regards Christmas jobs Kent 2017.
  • John Lewis is one of the most highly regarded temporary employers. If you’re looking for a permanent position, a great way to get your foot in the door is to get a reference from a period of temporary employment. Two stores in Kent that we know recruit seasonal staff, the Bluewater store at John Lewis at Home in Tunbridge Wells which is based on the Kingstanding Business Park.
  • KFC – Check out the website for full recruitment details. Temporary or permanent Christmas work.
  • There are several hundred Marks & Spencer Christmas jobs Kent 2017 and thousands nationwide, nearly all in-store working as customer assistants or cafe assistants. Marks & Spencer typically offer contracts to the seasonal staff that perform best, up to 1 in 5 of their seasonal recruits are offered permanent contracts. Even on a temporary footing an employee can enjoy many of the benefits of permanent staff’ such as a 20% staff discount.
  • Matalan are amongst the county’s regular recruiters of casual staff, most vacancies will be in store, some retail experience would be an advantage. Stores that will be recruiting are likely to include, Matalan Canterbury set just on the outskirts of town at the Stour Retail Park (just next to the Park and Ride), the Dartford store in Prospect Place, Matalan Erith in Pier Road, the Maidstone Matalan in The Broadway Shopping Centre, the Strood store on the local Strood Retail Park and the new Matalan at Westwood Cross.
  • Morrisons Christmas jobs or temporary posts can be accessed through our own local pages or visit the Morrisons recruitment website direct.
  • Next – Apply early for Next jobs! If you’re looking for a Christmas jobs in retail watch the website for vacancy details or drop a CV in your local store around the beginning of October (if you want to stand out).
  • There are generally some Christmas jobs with O2 largely connected to High Street retail, visit the O2 – Telfonica recruitment website.
  • Parcleforce are recruiters of extra staff at Christmas in a number of roles that can include: Collection and Delivery Drivers, Customer Service Agents, Indoor Depot Sorters, Hub Operatives and Sales Staff.
  • Pizza Express rely heavily on seasonal staff, they do publish vacancy details on their website but if I wanted a job there I’d take my CV round with a covering letter before the recruitment drive begins.
  • Pizza Hut – You can expect the Xmas recruitment 2017 to start in November, be prepared for some hard work, most Pizza Hut restaurants are fully booked over the festive season.
  • Primark – Retail work for a growing high street success story, Primark are going from strength to strength and they always need extra staff at Christmas.
  • Royal Mail – A traditional and significant employer of seasonal staff, 19,000 jobs in 2014. Despite the increase in digital communications the workload of the Royal Mail increases by about 100% during December. About 8 people apply for every seasonal post so you need to make the best possible impression to have a chance. Sign up to the website and do a little research into the recruitment process before taking the suitability tests. Once you have completed a temporary contract you might find it simpler to gain employment in future years.
  • Sainsburys is now one of the biggest recruiters of seasonal staff, 2017 is likely to see a total of 15,000 extra people employed at Christmas. I have only seen vacancies published through their website, would love to know if it’s worthwhile leaving a copy of a CV with your local store. Any feedback gratefully received.
  • Starbucks depend on part time and seasonal staff to help them deal with peaks in their activity, you may have noticed that the shop is particularly popular with people undertaking their Christmas shopping. Seasonal jobs at most Kent branches including: Canterbury Sainsburys, Canterbury Burgate in the Buttermarket, Folkestone’s Starbucks in Bouviere Place, Ashford High Street, Maidstone Village Hotel, Tunbridge Wells branch in 30 Calverley Road, the Tonbridge Starbucks in the High Street, Bluewater’s very own Starbucks, the Broadway branch in Bexleyheath, there is also an outlet in West Wickham and three in Bromley including The Glades. Successfully complete the seasonal contract and you’ll instantly improve your chances for longer term employment opportunities.
  • Superdrug are a regular recruiter of seasonal staff in November and December.
  • Tesco offer eight week temporary contracts for seasonal (Christmas) employment, nationally they recruit thousands of people every year for the Christmas rush. Seasonal staff receive training, once appointed they may be invited to return in future years and it is is a great platform from which to apply for a permanent job.
  • Toysrus – Santa’s little helpers generally increase their national workforce by about 4,000 every year, for specific store vacancies you’ll need to visit the website.
  • Tragus – You may not be familiar with the name Tragus but you’ve almost certainly heard of some of the businesses they run such as: Café Rouge, Bella Italia, Strada and Belgo. This group employs close to 8,000 people running 300 UK restaurants across the UK. Several outlets in Kent, most in the larger towns and cities.
  • Waitrose – Is part of JLP group, visit the website for seasonal recruitment information and general terms and conditions for temporary and permanent staff. They are a highly regarded employer of temporary staff able to offer full time contracts to outstanding employees at the successful completion of their casual contract.
  • Wetherspoons offer part time and full time vacancies in many parts of the country in the winter. The pub chain now has nearly 900 outlets and over a billion pounds of annual sales. There are (at the time of writing) 22 outlets in Kent and each of them is likely to see a significant increase in custom during December.

Christmas Jobs Kent 2017 – User Feedback & Disclaimer

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Centrica Jobs

Centrica Jobs, Vacancies And Careers In Gas

Welcome to the Yourcounty Centric jobs page. Centrica was created following the de-merger of British Gas in 1997. The group now includes: British Gas, Bord Gáis Energy, Centrica, Direct Energy, Dyno, Hive and Local Heroes. On this page we hold general Centrica jobs and recruitment information. Follow this link for more jobs in Kent and local and national careers advice. Centrica supplies gas and electricity to UK residential and business customers, it provides central heating and gas appliance installation and maintenance as well and low-carbon and energy efficient products and services.

As one of the UK’s leading power companies Centrica have vacancies at every level across the UK and beyond. As a starting point visit the group career page. It will tell you more about the company, let you search the current vacancies and provide links to several relevant resources.

Centrica Current Vacancies

The jobs accessible through the website (at the time of our last visit) included:

  • Customer Experience & Operational Excellence Manager – Dublin, Warrington.
  • Industry Solutions Designer – Dublin, Warrington.
  • Applications Specialist Oracle Utilities – Dublin, Warrington.
  • Software Developer – London (UK).
  • Audit Executive – Operations – Windsor.
  • Senior Mechanical Integrity Engineer – Aberdeen.
  • Supply Chain Planning Manager – London (UK).
  • Partnership Development Manager – London (UK).

In their own words:

“We’re committed to helping our people fulfil their potential. You’ll find many exciting opportunities and challenges with Centrica. Our team working ethos and strong sense of community contribute to our success not just as individuals but as part of the greater team.”

Centrica Graduate Programme

With limited places available, acceptance on the graduate programme is highly competitive but the rewards are also impressive. The graduates that are recruited can look forward to:

  • a competitive benefits package
  • extensive training and development
  • opportunities for international placements
  • a progressive and challenging work environment
  • the opportunity to build a brilliant career with a highly respected company

The programme is divided into eight professional areas, each successful applicant will be placed in one of these fields

  • Information systems – A two year programme introducing candidates to the IT needs of the company, providing direct training and relevant experience including work placements.
  • Engineering – A wide range of possible placements in the power business which will give the candidate training in engineer based activities across the UK.
  • Project engineering – This new and innovative scheme allows a graduate to join one of the project teams.
  • Finance – Study for professional accountancy qualifications with the support of your employer, whilst learning about the business.
  • Analyst – Learn how micro and macro energy markets work and apply a range of analytical tools to help the business carry out its operations.
  • Customer Operations – Work directly with a team reaching goals that direct affect both customers and the business. Planning skills, motivation and man management and common sense needed in abundance.
  • Marketing – Help Centrica grow by communicating compelling opportunities to customers at the right time in the right way..
  • Human Resources – People underpin every aspect of a business and HR; recruits, retains and supports those people.

For more details, and to apply visit the Centrica Graduate Programme website.

Centrica Jobs – Feedback & Disclaimer


Centrica job website

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Canterbury City Council Jobs

Local Government Jobs In Canterbury, Whitstable And Herne Bay

We feature Canterbury City Council Jobs on this page. Most vacancies are likely to be in the Military Road offices, Canterbury. However vacancies may occur in other location both in the city as well as Herne Bay and Whitstable. Prevailing economic conditions mean that local authority opportunities are relatively limited at the moment. Job Vacancies for Canterbury, Dover and Thanet local authorities are all administered by a central recruitment team in Dover. All vacancies for the three authorities and can be viewed on one web page. Details and advice about Canterbury City Council jobs below. If you’ve recently worked for this authority or had experience of their recruitment process and want to share your thoughts get in touch, our contact details are at the foot of the page.

Canterbury City Council Jobs

canterbury City Council Jobs

Canterbury City Council

The Cathedral is still a dominant features in the city today, as it has been for hundreds of years. But unless you have some recent knowledge of the area you might be surprised to see how varied the district is. The council has an area of responsibility that encompasses the coastal towns of Herne Bay and Whitstable as well as several villages including; Blean, Bridge, Chartham, Fordwich (technically a town), Harbledown, Herne, Littlebourne, Sturry and Thanington Without. The population of the district is now over 150,000, however just under a third of these live in Canterbury. If you’re thinking about working for this authority you might like to know:

it has been awarded Investor in People status in 2001 (renewed in 2003, 2005 and 2008). Computing Magazine awarded the City Council, IT Department of the Year in 2007. Canterbury is the local authority the highest rates of recycling in Kent. Employees at the council enjoy flexible and innovative work patterns. The council employs around 850 people.

Canterbury City Council Jobs

We feature those current vacancies that were published on the recruitment website at the time of our last visit, details correct at the time of writing, visit the website for the latest information

  • Box Office Supervisor (Revenue Administration) – Canterbury Marlowe – £19,959 to £21,058 with potential to progress to £22,157.
  • Front-End Web Designer – Canterbury City Council – £30,167 to £32,128 with potential to progress to £34,089.
  • Apprentice Customer Advisor – EK Services – £3.50 per hour.
  • Housing Standards Officer (Empty Homes) – Canterbury City Council – £30,167 to £32,128 with potential to progress to £34,089.
  • Housing Improvement Officer – Thanet District Council -Starting Salary £29,896 per annum, with opportunity for progression to £34,080.
  • Principal Lawyer -Thanet District Council -Starting Salary £40,841 per annum, with opportunity for progression to £46,560.
  • Housing Solutions Officer – Canterbury City Council -£26,511 to £28,102 with potential to progress to £29,694.
  • Single Person’s Homeless Officer – Canterbury City Council – £26,511 to £28,102 with potential to progress to £29,694.
  • Business Support Officer X 2 – Canterbury City Council – £21,850 with potential to progress to £24,324.
  • Compliance Inspector X 2 – East Kent Housing – £33k per annum
  • Head of Asset Management – Thanet District Council – Starting Salary £67,600 per annum, with opportunity for progression to £77,065.
  • Contracts Surveyor – East Kent Housing – £33k per annum.


The City Council published a people strategy, in their own words

“Our mission is to provide a working environment which enables us to recruit and retain a capable and talented workforce – a workforce which is committed to delivering excellent services to the community of Canterbury district – so that we become recognised as: the outstanding employer in our community and; an excellent council in the local government community”

The Benefits Of Working For Canterbury City Council

The published benefits of working for Canterbury City Council (details correct at time of writing) included a percentage of final salary (dependant on service) . The basic minimum annual leave allowance is 21 days a year and rises through to a maximum of 35 days. Relocation packages (including a mortgage subsidy) may be available in certain conditions. All staff however have access to the ‘well being’ programme as well as a childcare voucher programme. The Military Road site has significant amounts of free onsite parking. Canterbury City Council has a staff social club and is part of the cycle to work scheme that allows members to save up to 40% off the cost of a new cycle and equipment.

For a fuller profile of the district and jobs in the area visit the Canterbury page.


Job vacancies for Canterbury, Dover, Shepway and Thanet local authorities are all now administered by:

  • East Kent Human Partnership
    Dover District Council
    White Cliffs Business Park
    CT16 3PJ
  • 01304 872799 – 9:00am – 5:00pm

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Canterbury College Jobs

Canterbury College Jobs, Further Education Vacancies

This is our Canterbury College jobs feature. We provide information and advice for people looking for local  employment opportunities in education. This link for more employers from Canterbury, other public and private sector employers published on our Kent job page. The College has received £150m development of the campus in the last ten years. It now rates as one of the largest higher and further education colleges in the region.

Education Careers In Canterbury

Canterbury has become something of a honey pot for educational jobs over the last half century. Always an important centre of learning since the establishment of the Augustinian Abbey, the city seems to have universities and colleges at every turn. There are also a number of important private educational establishments and several well respected language schools. The net result of all this education is that nearly one quarter of the local adult population is currently in further or higher education. Employment in this sector is a very important part of the local economy.

About Canterbury College

Canterbury College first started welcoming students in 1947. In has always acted as a regional educational provider attracting students from across East Kent. The mission statement of the college is “to be the best at teaching & learning”, it places the success of its student very high up on the agenda. The physical campus has undergone an exciting transformation in recent years. Since 1996 Canterbury College has had Swale Campus as a satellite college. The vocational and recreational facilities on the main  site reflects the educational and social opportunities offered by the College and they include: Commercial Hair & Beauty Salons, Motor Vehicle Workshops, Performing Arts Theatre, Radio & TV Studios, Science Labs, Children’s Centre, Dance Studios, Floristry Shop & Food Hall.

  • Established in 1947, Canterbury College is one of the largest Further and Higher Education Colleges in the South East. It has over 10,000 students who study a wide variety of courses, ranging from GCSEs and vocational programmes to apprenticeships and degrees.
  • In the last ten years, £150 million has been spent on transforming the Canterbury campus into a purpose-built state-of-the-art learning environment, employing 1,000 people and awarded Investors in People accreditation for the past 19 consecutive years.

Working For Canterbury College

Canterbury College jobs

Canterbury College

The college currently has around 10,000 students enrolled in about 300 courses, there are about 1,000 staff in post at the time of writing. This makes the College a leading employer both in the City and across East Kent. Vacancies are regularly published on the ‘current vacancy’ page of the website. The College doesn’t generally welcome speculative CVs,  all applicants are expected to complete the relevant application form. Informal applications can be made on a form and submitted to the HR department. The HR team have a 24 hour answerphone (01227 811282) and the recruitment email address is In common with many employers the College is driving applicants to a structured recruitment process.

The College has a fairly central position, set on the New Dover Road, a short distance from the St George roundabout and the city centre. The main bus station and Canterbury East railway station are in walking distance. Benefits for employees include a pension and life insurance scheme, excellent holiday entitlement and a staff discount scheme, there is a sports hall and gym on site.

Canterbury College Jobs

The vacancy page on the College website is regularly updated. You can find up to 20 job advertisements at one time. It’s well worth repeating that applicants should follow the the ‘how to apply’ instructions, it’s usually not enough to simply send in your CV. Vacancies at the time of our last visit included:

  • Lecturer Health and Social Care – Sheppey College – Salary starting at £19,696.48 per annum.
  • Lecturer Uniformed Public Services – Sheppey College – Salary starting at £17,585.77 per annum.
  • Nursery Practitioner – Canterbury – Salary starting at £16,939 per annum.
  • Assessor Catering and Hospitality – Canterbury – Remuneration Negotiable.
  • Lecturer in Electrical Installations – Canterbury – Salary starting at £26,026 per annum.
  • Lecturer Music and Technology – Canterbury- £26,026 per annum.
  • Programme Leader Building Services – Canterbury – £35,828 per annum.
  • Supply Travel and Tourism Lecturer – Canterbury – Salary starting at £26,026 pro rata.
  • Lecturer Fabrication and Welding – Canterbury –  £25,123 – £30,721 per annum.
  • Assessor Bricklaying – Canterbury – £15,266 pro rata, per annum.
  • Caretaker – Sheppey College – Starting at £16,939 per annum.
  • Lecturer Health and Social Care – Canterbury – Grade £25,123 – £30,721 per annum.
  • Trainer Demonstrator Supported Learning – Canterbury -Salary starting from £7,628.71 (18.5 hours per week).
  • Lecturer in Uniformed Public Services – Canterbury – £19,696.48 per annum.
  • Students’ Union President -Location Across the locations of the Partnership – £16,302 per annum.
  • Lecturer Stage Management and Production – Canterbury – Salary £13,013 – £15,360.50 per annum.

Location & Contacts

Most students and staff are employed at the Canterbury Campus but there is a satellite Swale Campus on the nearby island of Sheppey.

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Banking Graduate Recruitment

Barclays Graduate Recruitment

About Barclays

A major global financial institution that aims to provide products and services that help clients achieve their goals. Information about graduate recruitment further down this page. Follow this link for more jobs and recruitment in Kent. As well as banking services, they offer wealth management, asset management and a highly regarded investment banking services. Barclays’ long term goal is to create growth by developing their business into areas that are developing rapidly. As such Barclays has a strong commitment to banking graduate recruitment and post graduates.

The Business

Active in more than 40 countries and employing something in the order of one hundred and twenty thousand people, they have a customer base totalling 42 million customers worldwide. Barclays manage their entire business through nine Business Units, grouped into two Clusters: Global Retail and Commercial Banking (GRCB), and Investment Banking and Investment Management (IBIM). These businesses are supported by several key Group functions including Finance, Risk, Legal and Compliance.

Banking Graduate Recruitment

Recruitment is undertaken on a rolling basis published vacancies on their website when we last checked included.

  • Banking Analyst – Frankfurt, Tel Aviv.
  • Barclaycard Analyst – London, Midlands.
  • Business Banking Analyst – London + varied.
  • Compliance Analyst – London.
  • Consumer Banking Analyst – London.
  • Corporate Banking Analyst – London.
  • Financial Analyst – London.
  • Marketing Analyst – London.
  • Research Analyst – London.
  • Sales Analyst – Frankfurt, Zurich.

Barclays Graduates Rewards & Benefits

An organisation that employs nearly 120,000 people obviously has a flexible and dynamic pay and incentive structure. However in order to attract graduates with high potential they have to offer rewards to match. See the website for details for current packages but on our last visit published benefits included:

  • Competitive salary – ‘Competitive’ is a little like asking about how long is a piece of string. The starting base salary should be at least as good as graduates could expect from similar organisations.
  • Joining bonus – The banking equivalents of a signing on fee
  • Results based performance-related bonus
  • Individual allowances for personal training
  • Private healthcare
  • Share option and pension schemes
  • 5 weeks annual leave entitlement
Banking Graduate Recruitment - Barclays

Banking Graduate Recruitment – Barclays

What They Look For In Graduates

Every graduate recruitment schemes aims to get the best possible calibre of applicant and Barclays is no different. Amongst the qualities, qualifications and skills that they discuss on their website are:

  • A good degree – well its a graduate recruitment scheme after all, a 2.1 or high is where the bar is set.
  • The natural or acquired ability to inspire others and to lead from the front.
  • Modern leadership is dependent on networks and communication skills, you should be able to build the relationships necessary to be successful.
  • It’s likely that successful applicants will have a strong customer focus the commitment and drive to succeed.
  • You are or should have the potential for early adoption and an ability to see the big picture?
  • Do you share the philosophy of your potential employer and are you able to integrate their values into your activity?

Banking Graduate Recruitment

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The City Arms Inn – Canterbury Pubs

Canterbury Pubs and Canterbury Lager

A quick endorsement for both the City Arms Inn and Canterbury Lager. Having been forced to seek shelter from the heatwave on Thursday afternoon, I drifted into Butchery Lane. One of the old cobbled pathways linking The Parade and Burgate in the centre of Canterbury. Ducking down behind the Jack Wills store I found myself standing outside of the City Arms, trying to remember why its name was so familiar to me. Then It struck me, this was one of the Canterbury pubs that made it onto Buster’s top ten Kent pub rankings.

Golding Hops!

Although Buster has his critics in the fields of music and fashion, his epicurean credentials are beyond compare, I went in. Passing the small external seating area I came across a pleasant wooded interior, not traditionally Kentish but inspired in that general direction. Looking for reliable and trusted names on the pumps I was surprised to find a selection of local craft beers. Many brewed locally with Kentish ingredients. Momentarily stunned by both the heat and the range of choice available I selected a lager. This literally goes against the grain as I am typically an ale drinker. Canterbury Lager visually fulfilled all the immediate prerequisites of a cool, light refreshing drink. However upon the first taste I was transported to a foreign land, the cliche’ of fizzy, mass produced, warm weather session lagers fell away. There was a taste here unrecognisable; cold and refreshing yes, pilsner grain yes but also hops, Goldings hops… (lengthy extended pretentious description removed by the editor, available on request)!

Big City Burger

This was simultaneously a light refreshing beer but one with the depth and quality of flavour associated with East Kent hop varieties. I have enjoyed lager before, particularly in warm weather environment, but this is a lager for all seasons. There is no need to stress that The City Arms is an emporium serving a range of quality food and drinks. IIRC Buster recommended the Big City Burger, still available here for under £10. A big city burger with a pint of Canterbury Lager will set you back less than £15. Perhaps an essential experience for Canterbury residents and visitors alike (vegetarian alternatives available). Lunch can be pre ordered, 01227 458081 between 11am-noon. No food orders after 4pm.

Canterbury Pubs

Canterbury is still a place with a wide range of, pubs, inns and bars catering for almost all tastes. Historic buildings are ten a penny in this area and good food and drink can be found elsewhere. However the nonintrusive attention and professional service offered by the knowledgable bar staff is second to none. It’s well worth a visit and my experience fully endorses Buster’s five star rating.

Canterbury Pubs City Arms Review

City Arms Inn Canterbury


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Social Care Jobs Kent

Social Care Jobs Kent – Avante

This is our social care jobs Kent and London feature. It specifically explores jobs and career opportunities provided by Avante Care and Support. There are a number of local and national employers in this field. Avante vacancies are typical of those found in the sector. Rates of pay, terms and conditions of employment and qualification and training requirements vary across from employer to employer.  A fuller range of social care jobs Kent can found through the main Kent jobs page.

About The Partnership Trust

Avante supports more than 3000 people in a typical year. Primarily through domiciliary and residential care for people living with dementia and older people.The total workforce (including volunteers) totals around 1500 people. Created 24 years ago Avante is now one of the largest providers of Social Care in the South East of England. A charitable organisation with around £30m in assets.

  • The provision of care for people living with dementia in specialist homes – Social Care and Support.
  • Community Support provides essential care and support for older people who wish to remain in their own homes.
  • Support for young people and their families through the community based Stepahead Support.

Working For Them

The organisation is made of 1,500 people including both paid staff and volunteers. It is an ‘Investor in People’ and holds ISO9001 accreditation. They are a leading provider of residential care in the region currently running homes in; Chatham, Tunbridge Wells, Sheppey, Sittingbourne, Gravesend, Erith, Hextable, Canterbury, Sidcup, Bexleyheath, Charlton, Snodland, Welling, Woolwich and Abbey Wood. An investment of more than £15m in new care initiatives and homes is planned over the next three years. .

Job Vacancies

There can be as many as 40 vacancies online at one time, these are however spread cross Kent and South East London. The jobs advertised reflect the day to day working of the organisation. Current posts in the Partnership can be found at, this page also holds links to the recruitment pages across the Trust. An application can be made by completing the downloadable form. Only successful applicants are normally contacted with interview details, typically within two weeks of the vacancy closing date. Most opportunities occur in the Care and Support Division. Vacancies can be part time or full time, permanent or temporary, frequent opportunities are advised for jobs such as: Kitchen Assistant, Café Assistant, Team Leaders, Domestic Assistant, Care Services Assistant, Evening Kitchen Assistant, Night Care Service Assistant, Night Team Leader, Care Manager and Activities Coordinator.

social care jobs Kent

social care jobs Kent with Avante

Location & Contact

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Ashford Council Jobs

Ashford Council Jobs, Local Government Vacancies In Kent

This is the Yourcounty Ashford Council Jobs page. We welcome your feedback about the council as an employer, so please get in touch if you have recent experience of working for the council or their recruitment processes. Our contact details are at the bottom of the page. Ashford has a fast-growing population which has more than trebled in the last 40 years to over 112,000 residents. This dynamic growth pattern is set to continue. Designated by the Government as a ‘growth area’, a £2.5 billion investment programme is underway. It will provide 31,000 new homes and 28,000 jobs by 2031. The quality of life of the borough has been rated by MORI as among the best in Kent whilst the council tax is the lowest.

Although well known as an expanding urban area, much of the borough is made up of protected countryside including; the Romney Marsh, the North Downs and the High Weald, all of which make an important in contributing to Ashford’s £180 million tourism industry. This link for local Ashford jobs.

Work Placement Opportunities in Local Government

Ashford Borough Council do offer 8 to 12 week work experience placements to local graduates. Please check the website for current information

Jobs With Ashford Borough Council

At the time of writing (June 2017) published Ashford Council jobs included:

  • Head of Planning, £60,000 – £67,000.
  • Head of Legal and Democracy, £60,000 – £67,000.
  • Corporate Director (Finance & Economy), £80,000 – £88,000.
  • Head of Corporate Policy, Economic Development & Communications, £60,000 – £67,000.
  • Permanent Graduate Trainee Planner Posts.
  • Grounds Maintenance Operative, £16,059 to £17,412
  • Business Support Officer. up to £20,265 pa pro rata
  • Customer Services Apprentice, £252.00 per week 18 – 20 years – £201.25 per week Under 18 years – £147.00 per week
  • Customer Services Advisor, up to £20,265 pa pro rata.
Ashford Council jobs

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Management Structure

Ashford Borough Council’s current management structure has been in place since the end of 2010. It now works within the following service areas, any vacancies will reflect the new shape of the organisation.

  • Chief Executive
  • Deputy Chief Executive
  • Business Change and Technology
  • Cultural and Project Services
  • Customers Homes and Property
  • Environmental Services
  • Financial Services
  • Legal and Democratic Services
  • Personnel and Development
  • Planning and Development
  • Strategy, Partnerships & Communications

About The Borough Council

Ashford Borough Council has over 500 full-time and part-time employees. Staff enjoy a great employment package including: including flexible working and inclusion in local government pension scheme, a basic annual leave entitlement of 20 days (pro rata for part-time posts), plus 2 extra statutory days. Ashford Borough Council is an ‘Investor in People’ so all staff have access to training and development opportunities.

Ashford Borough Council provide work experience opportunities in a wide range of work areas for students in year 10 or above, or others who live or study in borough of Ashford. The majority of placements take place between April to July.

Student jobs and internships at Ashford Borough Council are published at the Student Job website.

Current job vacancies are advertised in the local press and the SEE website. Visit the council website or call the council on 01233 331111.

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